A carved stone known as a Pictish stone slab with a depiction of a dragon-like beast was found on Orkney’s (North Scotland) east mainland coast earlier this year. Now the artwork has been rescued and analysed.
Archaeologists discovered floor mosaics excavating the site of ancient Edessa, modern Şanlıurfa, south-eastern Turkey. The ancient city was the capital of the Kingdom of Osroene between 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD.
Archaeologists discovered an inn complex during excavations in the ancient city of Assos, Çanakkale province, north-western Turkey. The complex was known from mentions in the ancient sources, but its location was so far unknown.
Trove of Bronze Age artefacts, including a necklace, two bracelets, four armlets and a double-bladed axe, discovered last year by a detectorist, were restored and put on display in the local museum in Kamień Pomorski, north-western Poland.
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Gortyn on Greek island of Crete, revealed new details about the city’s Temple of Apollo and unearthed a silver coin minted in Knossos with a depiction of the Minotaur.
Excavation at an Early Bronze Age settlement site Vengerovo-2, West of Novosibrirsk, Russian Federation, revealed a 4000-year-old rattle crafted in shape of a bear cub’s head. The rattle is said to still make sounds to this day.
Archaeologists researching the site in Jaffa, Israel, revealed signs of a sudden fiery destruction of the site that happened 3100 years ago. Experts believe that this attests to a previously unknown Canaanites against their Egyptian overlords.
Archaeologists were able to determine who and why was buried in a small area by the reconstructed road in Mińsk Mazowiecki, east of Warsaw, Poland. It turned out that these were possibly individuals that died due to a cholera outbreak in 17th century.
Archaeologists uncovered 3000-2500-year-old installations used to produce salt out of salt spring water near Tyrawa Solna, south-eastern Poland. This Prehistoric salt production site was known for 30 years but this year archaeologists conducted first excavations.
A 7th-century mosaic at Hisham Palace, near the West Bank city of Jericho, Palestine, is unearthed for and displayed for the first time in its entirety to the public. The impressive mosaic covers 827 square metres.
Metal detectorist found a 5-centimetre-tall figurine in a field near Mesinge, Denmark. The figurine shows a man with a beard and a impressive headdress with two “horns”. Experts believe it comes from 8th century and represents the Nordic god Odin.